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City of Onkaparinga

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Onkaparinga (+1,096) was from Marion (C), whilst the highest net loss (-605) was to Alexandrina (DC).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the City of Onkaparinga is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the City of Onkaparinga's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (at 9 August 2006)'.

Net gains and losses by LGA
City of Onkaparinga - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Marion (C)4,2993,203+1,096
Mitcham (C)1,8661,480+386
Charles Sturt (C)788608+180
West Torrens (C)892725+167
Tea Tree Gully (C)421270+151
Salisbury (C)519418+101
Campbelltown (C)232164+68
Alice Springs (T)13886+52
Loxton Waikerie (DC)9354+39
Unley (C)461422+39
Gosford (C)5018+32
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)206176+30
Broken Hill (C)5425+29
Hornsby (A)379+28
Canning (C)283+25
Lake Macquarie (C)3712+25
Liverpool (C)296+23
Swan Hill (RC)220+22
Byron (A)243+21
Mount Gambier (C)141120+21
Blue Mountains (C)266+20
Walkerville (M)3212+20
Warringah (A)3414+20
Whyalla (C)149130+19
Glenelg (S)3920+19
Campbelltown (C)246+18
Southern Mallee (DC)279+18
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)5941+18
Ryde (C)236+17
Burnie (C)160+16
Karoonda East Murray (DC)226+16
Blacktown (C)4125+16
Shellharbour (C)183+15
Joondalup (C)2915+14
Playford (C)309295+14
Knox (C)3925+14
Gawler (T)8168+13
Wagga Wagga (C)2714+13
Eurobodalla (A)153+12
Dubbo (C)120+12
Warrnambool (C)2311+12
Willoughby (C)120+12
Colac-Otway (S)153+12
Wodonga (RC)153+12
Canada Bay (A)154+11
Orange (C)110+11
Botany Bay (C)110+11
Katherine (T)143+11
North Sydney (A)133+10
Bundaberg (R)2818+10
Mackay (R)3929+10
Irwin (S)100+10
Litchfield (M)3021+9
Parramatta (C)123+9
Blayney (A)90+9
Somerset (R)90+9
Holroyd (C)123+9
Bankstown (C)90+9
Carnarvon (S)90+9
Kogarah (C)157+8
Cooma-Monaro (A)80+8
Western Downs (R)1810+8
Gladstone (R)1810+8
Wentworth (A)103+7
Griffith (C)103+7
Bayswater (C)2316+7
Bass Coast (S)70+7
The Coorong (DC)6457+7
Rockingham (C)5447+7
South Gippsland (S)70+7
Albany (C)60+6
King Island (M)60+6
Broome (S)126+6
Penrith (C)3428+6
Manly (A)60+6
Pittwater (A)93+6
Kwinana (T)93+6
Hurstville (C)60+6
Southern Grampians (S)93+6
Barkly (S)93+6
Wakool (A)60+6
Prospect (C)8882+6
Parkes (A)93+6
Paroo (S)60+6
Augusta-Margaret River (S)60+6
Mandurah (C)2520+5
Central Coast (M)94+5
Clarence Valley (A)94+5
Brimbank (C)2419+5
Banyule (C)139+4
Victoria Park (T)139+4
East Gippsland (S)73+4
Corowa Shire (A)106+4
Port Hedland (T)1915+4
Manningham (C)2016+4
Belmont (C)63+3
Latrobe (C)1512+3
Campaspe (S)96+3
Sutherland Shire (A)4037+3
Leichhardt (A)63+3
Central Highlands (R)63+3
Kempsey (A)96+3
Melville (C)1916+3
Rockhampton (R)1613+3
Waverley (A)63+3
Maroondah (C)119+2
Randwick (C)1816+2
Glenorchy (C)1513+2
Singleton (A)64+2
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)582581+1
Launceston (C)1716+1
Shoalhaven (C)76+1
Adelaide Hills (DC)276275+1
Tablelands (R)1615+1
Stirling (C)25250
Clarence (C)16160
Cleve (DC)660
Fremantle (C)12120
Frankston (C)990
Cockburn (C)18180
Alpine (S)660
Ararat (RC)990
Devonport (C)10100
Moonee Valley (C)660
Newcastle (C)12120
Peterborough (DC)21210
Northern Midlands (M)660
Derwent Valley (M)67-1
West Wimmera (S)67-1
Flinders Ranges (DC)1213-1
Albury (C)1819-1
Great Lakes (A)89-1
Kingborough (M)1112-1
Anangu Pitjantjatjara (AC)910-1
Ceduna (DC)2627-1
No usual address (WA)67-1
Wollongong (C)67-1
Robe (DC)1415-1
Greater Taree (C)79-2
Greater Geraldton1113-2
Bunbury (C)79-2
Geraldton-Greenough (C)1113-2
Esperance (S)1012-2
Kingston (C)1618-2
Renmark Paringa (DC)3739-2
Woollahra (A)46-2
Gympie (R)46-2
Port Stephens (A)1619-3
Cambridge (T)36-3
Wollondilly (A)36-3
Hawkesbury (C)69-3
Whittlesea (C)912-3
Wingecarribee (A)69-3
Isaac (R)36-3
Lismore (C)36-3
Northern Areas (DC)2730-3
Halls Creek (S)36-3
Young (A)37-4
Yarra (C)1620-4
Melton (S)2125-4
Meander Valley (M)610-4
Maitland (C)611-5
Macedon Ranges (S)1015-5
Greater Shepparton (C)712-5
West Arnhem (S)611-5
Bayside (C)49-5
Tweed (A)2530-5
Coffs Harbour (C)1319-6
Hobart (C)39-6
Mansfield (S)06-6
Mount Alexander (S)06-6
Wyong (A)1723-6
Harvey (S)06-6
Muswellbrook (A)06-6
Cessnock (C)06-6
Wellington (S)713-6
Latrobe (M)39-6
Armadale (C)1319-6
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)39-6
Ashfield (A)39-6
Nambucca (A)06-6
Murray (S)06-6
Strathfield (A)06-6
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)1319-6
Queanbeyan (C)915-6
South Burnett (R)06-6
Franklin Harbour (DC)06-6
Armidale Dumaresq (A)06-6
No usual address (NT)06-6
Whitsunday (R)1219-7
Port Augusta (C)6370-7
Glen Eira (C)310-7
Darwin (C)148155-7
MacDonnell (S)07-7
Barunga West (DC)916-7
Kimba (DC)07-7
Darebin (C)1623-7
Hindmarsh (S)311-8
No usual address (NSW)311-8
Redland (C)3846-8
Horsham (RC)917-8
Mitchell (S)09-9
Northern Grampians (S)312-9
Roebourne (S)1524-9
Waratah/Wynyard (M)09-9
Nillumbik (S)312-9
West Coast (M)09-9
Brighton (M)312-9
Huon Valley (M)312-9
Sorell (M)09-9
Canterbury (C)09-9
Hinchinbrook (S)09-9
Bega Valley (A)312-9
Sydney (C)2433-9
Perth (C)09-9
Mid-Western Regional (A)09-9
Bassendean (T)09-9
Greater Dandenong (C)312-9
Ballarat (C)3242-10
Grant (DC)616-10
Mornington Peninsula (S)2434-10
Mildura (RC)7383-10
Port Lincoln (C)6474-10
Gosnells (C)1222-10
Maribyrnong (C)314-11
Swan (C)1021-11
Marrickville (A)617-11
Orroroo/Carrieton (DC)314-11
Mount Remarkable (DC)314-11
Moreland (C)1829-11
Coober Pedy (DC)1224-12
Ballina (A)921-12
Vincent (T)315-12
Ashburton (S)416-12
Yarriambiack (S)012-12
Elliston (DC)013-13
Rockdale (C)316-13
Busselton (S)013-13
Light (RegC)4053-13
Wattle Range (DC)5670-14
Melbourne (C)1529-14
East Pilbara (S)014-14
Cassowary Coast (R)621-15
Goyder (DC)2338-15
Baw Baw (S)318-15
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)4055-15
Indigo (S)015-15
Tatiara (DC)3349-16
Stonnington (C)1128-17
Hume (C)1634-18
Kentish (M)321-18
Hobsons Bay (C)1230-18
Boroondara (C)322-19
Greater Bendigo (C)726-19
The Hills Shire (A)1839-21
Monash (C)1233-21
Streaky Bay (DC)324-21
Unincorporated NT1436-22
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)1840-22
Townsville (C)6184-23
West Tamar (M)831-23
Kingston (DC)024-24
Tumby Bay (DC)024-24
Cardinia (S)327-24
Wyndham (C)3559-24
Mallala (DC)2146-25
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1338-25
Toowoomba (R)631-25
Port Phillip (C)1238-26
Yarra Ranges (S)1339-26
Ipswich (C)3259-27
Wakefield (DC)2148-27
Burnside (C)175203-28
Fraser Coast (R)2959-30
Wanneroo (C)2657-31
No usual address (Qld)031-31
Whitehorse (C)1851-33
Holdfast Bay (C)9991,034-35
Copper Coast (DC)89124-35
Mid Murray (DC)6197-36
Barossa (DC)65101-36
Berri and Barmera (DC)4682-36
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)77115-38
Palmerston (C)69109-40
Casey (C)2666-40
Greater Geelong (C)2165-44
Unincorporated ACT110155-45
Roxby Downs (M)65114-49
Unincorporated SA1570-55
Moreton Bay (R)94156-62
Yorke Peninsula (DC)78145-67
Adelaide (C)117187-70
No usual address (SA)54129-75
Logan (C)46128-82
Sunshine Coast (R)69162-93
Yankalilla (DC)197293-96
Brisbane (C)141249-108
Cairns (R)70179-109
Gold Coast (C)186309-123
Murray Bridge (RC)90216-126
Victor Harbor (C)212362-150
Mount Barker (DC)296527-231
Alexandrina (DC)5131,118-605
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.